Friday, August 9, 2013


                                                  Canada Geese Feeding on Grass Seed


                                                 Unknown Variety Wild Mushroom


                                                             American Coot


                                                       Mallard Hen Shedding Water


                                                                   Great Egret


                                                         Mallard Portrait in Early Light


                                                            "Isn't She Lovely?"


                                                 My First Sign of Migratory Forster's Terns

 
                                                 One of Four Forster's Terns Seen Today

                                           
                                       
                                             Female Red-winged Blackbird Strikes a Pose

0800-1030 hrs./partly cloudy/15 mph wind/72-80 degrees

One of those rare mornings that I am able to get to the lake for perfect ambient light.  With the sightings of the American Coot and the Forster's Tern, there is obviously more southern movement of birds, indicating migration, but at a fairly early stage.  This appears to be two weeks early, so it makes me wonder if we could be in for an early winter.  Let's see how accurate the birds' biological clocks are this season.